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Body Camera Policy and Training

Implementing a successful body-worn camera program is a lot more complex than choosing your preferred vendor and slapping those cameras on the uniforms of your officers.

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Point of Law: Using the Baton

Your agency's use-of-force policy needs to specify when the baton can be used, the legal justification for its use, and what to do afterward.

Denver Police Department Bans Chokeholds and Makes Other UOF Policy Changes

The Denver Police Department on Sunday announced changes to the department's use-of-force policies, banning chokeholds and requiring officers to report any incident in which they point a sidearm at an individual.

Policing During the Plague

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced agencies to find new ways of doing the job while keeping officers and the public safe.

FAQ—Best Practices: Coronavirus Concerns for Law Enforcement Leaders

This FAQ includes answers from the presenters given during the live POLICE webinar on coronavirus and law enforcement as well as answers from experts who were kind enough to respond to our requests for answers.

Philadelphia Police Ordered to Wear Face Masks to Protect Against Coronavirus

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw announced Wednesday morning each of the department’s 6,500 officers were issued a cloth mask that they’re now required to wear. They were also given a bag to store their mask in.

LAPD Checking Officers' Temperatures Before Each Shift

Any LAPD officer with a temperature will be sent home immediately and directed to get medical treatment. “We are taking every step to ensure officers’ health,” Assistant Chief Horace Frank said.

NYPD Implements Policy to Protect Most Vulnerable Officers from COVID-19

Following the detective's death the NYPD is accommodating members with pre-existing medical conditions and pregnant members, according to a memo reviewed exclusively by NBC News.

Using Electronic Control Weapons

Your agency's policy needs to specify in what situations ECWs can be used and the responsibilities of officers for gathering evidence after use.

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Coronavirus: What Police Need to Know About COVID-19

Hundreds of police officers have been exposed to the disease, with nearly 200 reported cases in Washington state alone. Here are some thoughts on how police officers can keep safe amid this current pandemic crisis.